highwayman

[hahy-wey-muhn]
noun, plural highwaymen.
(formerly) a holdup man, especially one on horseback, who robbed travelers along a public road.

Origin:
1640–50; highway + -man

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highwayman (ˈhaɪˌweɪmən)
 
n , pl -men
(formerly) a robber, usually on horseback, who held up travellers

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The highwayman was medium size and wore a dark overcoat and a light straw hat.
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